Communicating Feedback in Teaching Practice Supervision in a Learning-Oriented Field Experience Assessment Framework

Oct. 15, 2007

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education , Volume 23, Issue 7, October 2007, Pages 1066-1085

This article seeks to understand the ways in which feedback was communicated in post-observation conferences in teaching practice supervision within the learning-oriented field experience assessment (LOFEA) framework. 32 post-observation conferences between 21 pairs of supervisors and participants of in-service teacher education programmes, and interviews with supervisors and participants were analyzed, with findings revealed in four themes:

1. The distribution of content and nature of feedback in post-observation conferences;
2. Communicating “learning-oriented assessment” feedback in post-observation conferences;
3. Learner participation in making judgment on performance; and
4. Learner participation in target-setting.
The paper concludes with discussions about how “learning-oriented assessment” supervisory practices enhance teacher construction of professional knowledge and self-regulated learning. Ways of reframing supervisory practices are suggested.

Updated: May. 18, 2008